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Inspiration

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

If the world were ending and I had to pick one this, this would be it.

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Writing Process

Top 5 Male Character Crushes

Characters obviously play a huge role in writing and other art forms, and we all have a list, the characters that hold a place in your heart for various reasons. Here are my top five male character crushes.

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Author Life

She Went Out For Cigarettes

Inspiration can come from anywhere…

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General

100 Books

Let’s have some fun and learn about each other. Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here. Let me know in the comments which ones you have read, want to read, or will never read. Here are what […]

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General

Two Wine Glasses

A professor stood before his philosophy class …

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General

The Forgotten Cop

What would the average citizen say if it were proposed the police officers be assigned to a neighborhood which was inhabited by no one but criminals and those officers would be unarmed, patrol on foot and be heavily outnumbered? I wager that the overwhelming public response would be that the officers would have to be […]

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Book Review

Hamartia: A Review

After reading the description of Hamartia by Ben Hoene, I wasn’t sure I would be able to make it through the short novella as one of the characters deals with some authentic and painful situations that hit close to home. With that being said, I’m glad I took a chance on it. All of Hoene’s characters are […]

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General

Remembering Our Fallen Heros

While you are celebrating this weekend, please remember that Memorial Day is to honor our fallen heroes. It’s not about getting the day off work, drinking at the BBQ, watching movies about the day. It’s keeping those who died for our country in our hearts, acknowledging that they are true heroes. Also, as my father […]

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Author Life

Why I Don’t Hide Who I Am

Someone recently asked me, Why do you use a pen name, but not hide your face on your books?” Well, it’s simple. I use a pen name because I can and because it’s a bit more exotic than my given name. I don’t hide my face on my books or blog because I am proud […]

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Writing Process

Top 10 Editing Songs

Every author has a process when they are editing. Some have to have complete silence, some have a ritual that they have to do before sitting down to make those hard edits. A lot of us write and edit with music playing. I’m a music person in general and find it extremely important to have […]